Annual Evergreen Big Chili Cook Off September 8, 2018

31 Aug 2018 13:54 #1 by EvergreenBigChiliCookOff
It's Big Chili time! Saturday, September 8 from 10am - 5pm. Enjoy artisans, retail vendors, live music, chili, beverages, kids area, chili, watching the firefighter challenge, chili, food and FUN! Come on out and support your local Evergreen/Conifer area fire fighters! TICKETS ON SALE ONLINE NOW until Wed Sept 5. After then, buy at the gate on event day for $20. Visit for tickets and info.

Admission includes access to all vendors, food & beverage vendors, free chili tastings, live entertainment and opportunity to vote for your favorite chilis! Food & beverages available for additional cost.
$18 per person (for 1, 2 or 3 tickets)
$15 per person (for 4 or more tickets)

Kids 12 yrs and under are FREE

10am Gates Open
10 - 11am Entertainment - Subject2Change
10am - 3:30pm Kids Area Open
10am - 3:30pm Chili Tasting (or until Chili is gone!)
10:30 - 11:45am Kids Fire Fighter Challenge
11 - 11:30am Opening Ceremony & Tributes
Noon - 1:30pm Entertainment - The Steve Thomas Band
1:30- 2:15pm Firefighter's Challenge (Men's & Women's)
2:30- 3:30pm Entertainment - The Long Run
3pm Chili Voting Closes
3:30 - 4:15pm 2018 Big Chili Cook-Off Awards
4:15 - 5pm Entertainment - The Long Run
5pm Event Close

No dogs, canopy or clam shell style tents allowed by patrons at Big Chili.

Our mission is to raise funds in support of our mountain-area volunteer fire districts in their efforts to protect us, and to support the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Foundation

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05 Sep 2018 14:44 #2 by EvergreenBigChiliCookOff
THIS IS IT! Today is the last day to purchase DISCOUNTED admission tickets to the 2018 Big Chili Cook-Off, this Saturday, September 8 at Buchanan Park in Evergreen, 10am - 5pm. You have until 5pm TODAY to get these tickets, otherwise you will need to purchase at the front gate during the event. AND the weather on Saturday will be spectacular - mid-80's in the mountains! Perfect. Enjoy live entertainment (Subject2Change, The Steve Thomas Band and The Long Run), business and artisan booths, food vendors, kids area, firefighters obstacle course AND CHILI, CHILI, CHILI!! Vote for your favorite! Comedian Sam Adams is our event Emcee!

The event benefits the Evergreen/Conifer fire departments. And yes, there will be firefighters there! Spend the day with us - supporting our local firefighters!! Buy tickets today till 5pm at .

We still have openings for some volunteer positions as well. Please consider donating a few hours to this wonderful community event! Volunteers receive an event t-shirt and free admission. Complete the online form at and our volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you.

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07 Sep 2018 15:55 #3 by EvergreenBigChiliCookOff
Directions: Buchanan Park is located in North Evergreen, approximately three miles south of I-70, at the corner of Highway 74 (Evergreen Parkway) and Squaw Pass Road, adjacent to Buchanan Recreation Center - 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439. Evergreen is located roughly 15 miles west of Denver, and 11 miles west of Morrison/C470 area.

Take the FREE Shuttle - Several pick up points for your convenience!

Shuttle runs 9:30am - 5:30pm


Remember: No dogs, canopy or clam shell style tents allowed by patrons at Big Chili. See you all tomorrow!

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08 Sep 2018 11:01 #4 by ElkCreekFireDepartment
Our thanks to all of you for supporting this event, and our fellow firefighters, every year. Stop by our booth and say hello!

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24 Oct 2018 19:43 #5 by EvergreenBigChiliCookOff

The Big Chili Board of Directors presented the Evergreen/Conifer fire departments with a check for $48,000 from proceeds of this year's Big Chili Cook-Off at last night's Check Presentation Party! This was a record donation for Big Chili. Each fire department received $8,000! Special thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and community for helping to make this event happen. And most especially - THANK YOU TO THE FIREFIGHTERS FROM - Elk Creek Fire Department, Evergreen Fire Rescue, Indian Hills Fire Rescue, Inter-Canyon Fire Department, North Fork Fire Department and Platte Canyon Fire Department. Thank you for all you do!!

Special Shout Out THANK YOU to Gary and Megan at Cactus Jack's for sponsoring Big Chili and hosting our celebration evening!

Event Sponsors included:
Al & Jan Himmelman
American Restorations
Bear Creek Design Group
Cactus Jack's
Carby Insurance
Centura Health/St Anthony's
Coldwell Banker
Coyote Gold Margarita/Rest & Relaxation LLC
Cuts N Stuff
Evergreen Auto Brokers
Evergreen Discount Liquors
Evergreen National Bank
Evergreen Newspapers
Evergreen Rentals
Felde & Associates
FirstBank, Evergreen Branch
Foothills Auto & Truck Parts/NAPA
Himmelman Construction
Jesse James, CPA
Keller Williams Foothills Realty
Kittredge Auto Rebuilders
LeaderOne Financial Corp.
Liz Krupa
Sayler & Sons Excavating
Sconnie's Donuts
Senor Gordon's
Shirley Septic
State Farm - Brian Himmelman
Susan Stearns
Tommy Knocker Brewery/Coors
Tuscany Tavern
U.S. Bank
Windermere Real Estate

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